Aimee Laine - Little White Lies Review
When the government needs a body double for a covert operation, they hire shape-shifter Charley Randall. For two centuries, she’s played every part from foreign dignitary to office drone. The role she wants most, though, is one she’s denied herself three times already.
FBI Agent Wyatt Moreland believes Charley’s photographic memory is the key to his latest assignment. He’s oblivious to the true extent of her abilities, but he can’t deny the sense of déjà vu at their introduction.
Unlike Wyatt, Charley knows this isn’t their first meeting.
It’s their fourth.
The girl he vowed to love, sixteen years before, stands in front of him in her true form - one he’ll never recognize.
With each reconnection, Charley loves him more, though she realizes this is her last chance to explain. Only absolute truth can bring them happiness, but can Wyatt forgive her deceptions? Or will lies tear them apart forever?
When I first saw the synopsis I immediately fell in love. Once I started reading, I loved it even more! The story itself reminded of the TV show Fringe, very intense and captivating.
I love Charley, a Mimic able to replicate any human female form. Charley was an amazing character, and I loved seeing things from her perspective! She was a fantastic narrator, and so fierce! I saw another reviewer thought of Mystique from X-men when comparing to Charley. I do see that but I think her personalty reminds me of Wonder Woman from DC Comics. The narration also shifts around to Wyatt frequently, and even to another character named Stuart at one point, and I have to say that loved that it shifted to Stuart, it made that part of the book super mysterious! And I love a book that traps me in because of a mysterious character!
The story itself is a literal race against the clock - the secrecy and fate of Charley's extended existence is on the line. Starting on page one, my heart beats start, and I eagerly read on to find out.
It was a fun journey watching Charley and Wyatt's relationship grow, changed, mold and be challenged by circumstances beyond their control. The ending does not disappoint.
Furthermore, I loved the backstory for Charley, and the other Mimics as they called themselves.
Another interesting thing about Little White Lies was how it was organized. The book is split up between three different times where Charley has 'encountered' Wyatt, and I honestly loved that. I didn't expect that at first, but I thought it was a fantastic way to tell this story.
This book is full of action, it's embedded with mystery, and it's emotional all the way through. I definitely recommend this book to others. It was a fantastic story, and I think that fans of paranormal (and even fans of contemporary) will thoroughly enjoy it, it's versatile like that. ;) Aimee Laine has written an amazing story, and I encourage you to get yourself a copy as soon as possible.
5 out of 5 stars.